One of the most popular things said about celebrity weddings all over the world, but especially in Nigeria, is that they do not last and that upon their inevitable end, there is always drama. This thinking doesn’t come out of nowhere. In fact, many celebrity couples do not make it and over the years, so many have crashed.
But not all. Today, we’ll be counting down 7 Nigerian Celebrities Who’ve Stayed Married For Over 20 Years! That is a huge accomplishment and today, I said you know what? Why don’t we celebrate weddings that HAVE stood the test of time. Without further ado, let’s get into it.
1. Richard Mofe-Damijo
On 29th of December last year, beloved actor Richard Mofe-Damijo and his wife Jumobi celebrated TWENTY ONE years of marriage. Taking to Instagram, RMD wrote:
Can’t believe we are 21 years today! My Abike My Abk My Abiks Strong and courageous Gave up your fame To make us a home! “One in the family is enough” You said! Unworthy me. Thank you for yesterday Today And forever. I love you big time!
2. Joke Silva
Talk about going the distance. Last year, Joke Silva and her husband, popular actor Olu Jacobs marked THIRTY SIX years of marriage. It was unfortunately revealed last year by Joke that Olu is suffering from dementia with lewy bodies which is a degenerative disease. The silver lining is that he has an amazing woman in his corner who has chosen to ride beside him and love him through all of it. Thirty-six years is no joke!
3. Tope Alabi
Popular Gospel singer Tope Alabi and her husband Olusoji marked TWENTY ONE years of marriage last November. Taking to her Instagram to celebrate the achievement, Tope wrote:
21 years ago, we took the vow to be together as husband and wife at a time destiny has not even shown up. Through the thick and thin and the vicissitudes of life, we are who we are by the Grace of God. I celebrate Jesus for sustaining our home and ministry. It is not by power nor by might but by His Mercy and Grace. Ose oo Jesu (Thank you Jesus). Happy Wedding Anniversary to us.
4. Tony Umez
Another celebrity couple who have been waxing on strong are Tony Umez an his wife Patsy who last year celebrated TWENTY TWO years of marital bliss. Taking to his Instagram, Tony wrote:
To God be the glory we are 22 years today. it hasn’t been easy but God’s grace was sufficient. We thank God for the gift of this marriage, the joy and laughter, the kids our friends and most especially our lives.
5. Biodun Fatoyinbo
Popular pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo is another man who celebrated TWENTY ONE years of marriage with his wife Modele last year. Taking to social media, he wrote saying:
21 years of God’s Grace and Glory! We are grateful to God and to everyone who love and believe in us. We are a people helped and lifted by God and we are grateful. PBxPMo
6. Omoni Oboli
Nollywood actress and her husband Nnamdi last year also celebrated TWENTY ONE years of marriage. Taking to social media to celebrate, Omoni said:
Do you know what today is? It’s our anniversary. 21 years don waka. We still dey carry go, nobody waka, nobody go solo! Baba God na your grace. I love you Nnamdi today, more than the first day
Finally ending today’s list is star actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde who last year celebrated TWENTY FIVE years of marriage to her husband, Matthew Ekeinde. Omotola said on Instagram “25 years strong! Happy Marriage Anniversary to us” and then proceeded to blast us with some very hot pictures of the couple.
Love is still real and every marriage doesn’t end in divorce. It’s been really fun going through celebrity marriages that have succeeded and done so for over two decades.
Who’s your favorite couple?